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October 2019

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Garden Oct. 1 - Nov. 3.

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Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

An annual favorite, watch as contestants compete for the most creative pumpkin heads in the Garden during Fest-of-Ale!

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Goblins in the Garden

October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed art activities, listen to a storyteller and enjoy pony and train rides.

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Holiday Job Fair

October 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Interview for Special Events (event leads, bartenders), Guest Experience (admissions and more) or Longleaf Restaurant (hosts, runners, assistants, snack bar attendants) at the Garden’s upcoming job fair.

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Fall Fiesta

October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Chef David Waller, Taqueria del Sol Catering, will highlight the season’s best flavors with an emphasis on empanadas, tamales and more.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights

October 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Contributing level members & above: Enjoy light bites and a presentation exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s work with community gardens.

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Autobiography of a Garden: Artist’s Talk with Andrew Raftery

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Artist Andrew Raftery will discuss the relationship between his art and the constantly renewing cycles inherent to gardening.

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Fest-of-Ale

October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Explore Scarecrows in the Garden during the weekly beer fest featuring a variety of specialty ales from cash bars and live musical entertainment.

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November 2019

Homemade Pie Making

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Elevate the pies you're already making or learn something completely new when you learn how to make pie crust from scratch in this hands-on class.

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Ethnobotanical Plants of the Conservatory

November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

In this special experience, the Garden’s Fuqua Conservatory Manager will provide an enhanced walk-through of the Conservatory.

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Great Soil for the Garden

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Soil preparation is the secret to a thriving garden! Learn how to select the right soil amendments and fertilizers needed to maintain good garden soil.

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Make Your Own Succulent Garden

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Come plant a Succulent Garden and enter it in the new Atlanta Flower Show! This will be a fun class for children 8 - 12 years of age.

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Veterans Day

November 10, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden honors all active-duty and retired veterans on November 10 in recognition of Veterans Day. Active and retired service members are invited to enjoy the Garden free of charge, and accompanying family members will receive $2 off admission.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Member Premiere

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

All members: Be among the first to experience the ninth annual holiday tradition before the show opens to the public.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

November 16, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden's annual electrical extravaganza shines nightly Nov. 16, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2020, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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Holiday Model Trains

November 16, 2019 - January 12, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join kids and the kids-at-heart for this holiday favorite in the Alston Overlook.

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Floral Design: Workshop

November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join in on the fun as we learn some basic floral design concepts, everyone will create a beautiful arrangement to take home.

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Holiday Orchid Sale

November 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Take home botanical beauties at the Garden's Holiday Orchid Sale for under $20! Browse a diverse selection of Dendrobium, Oncidium, Phalaenopsis specimens blooming in holiday colors.

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December 2019

Reindog Parade

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.

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Botanical Saint Nick

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Saturdays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21, bring your camera and tell all of your holiday wishes to Saint Nick while also enjoying fun holiday activities.

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Garden Open: December 23

December 23, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on December 23 for APS Winter Break.

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Garden Open: December 30

December 23, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on December 30 for APS Winter Break.

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Garden Open: Christmas Eve

December 24, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on Tuesday, December 24, in celebration of Christmas Eve during daytime hours, and again during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

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Garden Open: Christmas Day

December 25, 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be CLOSED during regular daytime hours from 9 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, and will be OPEN from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

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Garden Open: New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on December 31, 2019 at 5:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on December 31 in celebration of New Year's Eve.

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January 2020

Winter Break Camp

January 2 - January 3
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join us on a winter adventure in the Garden. Campers will discover winter’s botanical beauties and learn about winter wildlife. Enjoy two fun-filled days of exploration, activities and artwork.

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Holiday Ride-on Train

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2020

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

All aboard the Botanical Express for a trip around the Great Lawn, Saturday – Sunday, Nov. 16 – Jan. 5!

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Intro to Drawing in Black & White

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on January 7, 2020 at 6:00pm

One event on January 7, 2020 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Drawing is the foundation of visual arts, and anyone can learn its basic principles. Discover composition, proportion, shading and perspective as well as visual elements: line, value, texture, shape, and space.

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Lunchtime Culture

January 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2019 at 12:30pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 12:30pm

One event on January 17, 2020 at 12:30pm

One event on February 21, 2020 at 12:30pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 12:30pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Lunchtime Culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta arts and culture organizations for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12:30 p.m., are FREE, and last approximately 30 minutes.

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Frog Feeding

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory Lobby Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden.

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